Asian Braised Pork
This winter I have been making a lot of braised pork recipes. I love the tender, fall apart pork and it’s such a reasonable price to feed a family. This Asian braised pork is delicious and the sauce becomes almost a glaze and wonderfully concentrated with the oyster sauce, ginger, garlic, chili paste, and soy sauce. But what really makes the sauce special is star anise which is literally a star shaped seed pod from an evergreen tree that grows mainly in Vietnam. It imparts a wonderful mild, sweet licorice flavor. The pork is braised for several hours and becomes fork tender and just falls apart and I served it over jasmine rice. Next time I make it I am going to make a quick onion, cucumber and Thai chili pepper pickle to serve over it. Click here for the recipe….